Hyderabad is most famous for its Biryani but not far behind are the delectable Kebabs served at many a place around the city. Not surprisingly most of Kebabs the places which serve the best Biryani also serve some of the best Kebabs but all that is changing as new eateries get added to the city's map. Here is our guide to some of the best places for Kebabs around the city.
Old and Popular
These restaurants have grown with the city. The typical dishes they serve range from the ever popular Murgh Tikka to the very delectable Murgh Malai Kebab, Tangdi Kebab and of course traditional favourites like the Shammi Kebab, Mutton Do Pyaza, Mutton Sheek kebab and Patthar Ka Gosht. Do not expect a large variety of sea food here as only the fastest moving items are served best here. The prices range from Rs. 80 to Rs. 160.
# 38, Sarojini Devi Road, Secunderabad.
Tel - 040-27804074, 66337755
Shop No. 21-1-140, High Court Road, Hyderabad.
Tel - 040-24561648, 24565949
Paradise Circle, Secunderabad.
Tel - 040-27843115
Tel - 040-65092711
New Kids on the Block
The city has grown exponentially and there has been a huge surge in the number of restaurants. While some follow the fast food culture others offer fine dining facilities too. Some even offer Mediterranean, Lebanese and Arabic varieties of kebabs. So while there are evergreen favourites, there are even new varieties to sample like the Sharwama, Falafel etc. The pricing here is modest and ranges between Rs. 60 to Rs. 100 for the chicken variety and Rs. 100 to Rs. 140 for the mutton variety.
Raj Yuvraj Complex, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
Tel - 23554848
Also at Mehdipatnam, Madhapur, Malakpet, Himayath Nagar, Trimulgherry, Sanjeev Reddy Nagar, Lallaguda, Secunderabad, Kukatpally.
Kababish Food Court
Red Hills, Lakdi-ka-Pul, Hyderabad.
Tel - 09393055566, 09393025677
Also at Yousufguda, Mallepally, Chaderghat, Towlichowki, Khairatabad, Ameerpet.
Opposite RTO Office, Toli Chowki, Yousuf Tekri, Hyderabad.
Tel - 040-23560156
The 5-Star Experience
Five star hotels like the Taj Banjara has Kebab-e-Bahar, which is by far one of the best places for Kebabs in Hyderabad. They serve the popular fare with a Lucknowi touch in the form of Kakori kebabs and the ever popular Barah Kebab. Since this is a five star restaurant there is also a good selection of sea food from Tandoori fish to Fish Amritsari and the Tandoori Jhinga to choose from. The food has a distinct touch of the North. Then there is even Kebabs and Curries (formerly Peshwari) at the Grand Kakatiya. They serve some of the best Tandoori Raan in the city. The lobster is one of the best in the country and so are their jumbo prawns. Apart from its specialties they also serve some of the softest and most delectable sheek kebabs (with a special crunchy buttery variety) and Murgh malai kebabs. The prices, needless to say, are on the higher side.
Taj Banjara, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
Tel - 040-66661919
Kebabs and Curries
ITC Hotel Kakatiya Sheraton & Towers, Begumpet, Hyderabad.
Tel - 040 - 23400132
So have a finger-licking time at these kebab havens!
Food in Hyderabad has been written by Pranay who writes for MetroMela